Our educational philosophy is ‘learning through play the Oasis way’. We encourage each child’s natural curiosity to observe, experience, socialize and learn in a stimulating environment.
Play is one of the main ways in which children learn and it helps to build self-worth by giving a child a sense of his or her own abilities and to feel good about themselves. Because it’s fun, children often become very absorbed in what they are doing, which in turn helps them develop the ability to concentrate.
Our sensitive individual planning and assessment cycle builds on children’s current interests and fascinations which supports all aspects of their learning and development, encourages their in-built curiosity and desire to make sense of the world around them and helps them to discover that learning is interesting and fun. This is vitally important if children are going to remain keen learners for the rest of their lives.
Our experienced and knowledgeable staff support the children to practice and develop ideas, concepts and skills in a unique and non-threatening way, without fear of failure.
We ensure that every child is given the opportunity to learn through high quality play experiences. Play is vital for children. It helps them to understand the world around them and to develop socially and emotionally. It is through play that our children learn, develop at their own pace and have fun with adults who understand, support and care about them.
We want the children we care for to feel secure, not pushed or pressured, and to have the confidence to deal with whatever life brings.
Playing in the sand can be an early introduction to science and maths, eg learning that sand is fluid, not solid and that it can be measured in different sized containers, or used to build other structures.
Drawing, painting pictures, dressing up, and playing with soft toys can encourage creativity, imagination, and expression of feelings, which are all important skills to possess for the future.
Running, climbing dancing, and playing with softballs help to develop body movement, strength, flexibility and co-ordination skills.
It is important that learning is fun at this age, and should be about children finding out what they like. They might find unusual ways of doing things and we encourage them to experiment and work things out for themselves as much as possible.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the UK’s statutory framework for the Early Years which sets the standards for welfare, care learning and development for children from birth to five years.
It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children. You can click on the above link to the EYFS website to find out more information.
We will always have extremely fond and treasured memories of our girls time at Children’s Oasis. The teachers are so creative and fun, always thinking of new ways to engage the children and the thoughtful and varied outdoor areas were always a favourite of theirs. We loved the intimate, friendly feel and all the little extras which makes it feel that you are part of a community. Thanks for everything, we really couldn’t have asked for a better start and we will miss you all.
What I love about Children's Oasis is how well looked after my children are and how comfortable they feel. They know the names of most of the staff and will always say 'hi' and often stop for a chat. It's a calm and nurturing environment.
We love children’s Oasis Nursery. It has been a part of our lives for over 8 years with both our girls going there. The staff are all amazing and really care for the children.
Que alegría haberlos encontrado! Estamos muy agradecidos de comenzar los años escoltarse de nuestra hija con su apoyo! Desde las maestras, hasta la directora y el ambiente de la escuela tuvimos una experiencia fenomenal y estamos entusiasmados de volver en Septiembre! Muchas gracias Children's Oasis!!!
Both my boys were at Children Oasis from the time they were 2 and until they were 4 years old; first attending the Spanish Programme and then, FS1. Both classes were great! The teachers are incredibly professional and caring. The communication with the parents is excellent and reports are detailed. They make learning fun and engaging for the kids who learn through hands-on activities and play. The facilities are beautiful with lots of stimulating and educational books and toys. I couldn't ask for more during those early years for my children!
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